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Unread 04-18-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Clay bar grand cherokee

Anybody try to clay bar their grand cherokee (preferably 2005-2010 Cherokees)? Gonna do mine tomorrow for first time. Wanna know some pointers and if anyone has success with it.

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Unread 04-18-2014, 09:33 PM   #2
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Lots of people have. Just youtube it, the instructions won't be too different.

Just make sure your Jeep is washed off beforehand, especially if you're a big offroader. You get dirt on the clay and it's ruined.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 11:09 PM   #3
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Clayed mine about a month ago. Just make sure you've set aside a substantial amount of time if you want to do it properly. And as stated by GoLeafsGo, make sure you've washed your rig first, of course.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 12:07 AM   #4
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I clay at least twice a year. Just wash and dry the Jeep really good before hand. Be sure to use lots of lube too. I use the Meguiar's kit they sell at Walmart (the one with the clay bar and detail spray). If you have never done it before, take your time to get the hang of what is going on, go slow, and knead the clay often. Have lots of microfiber towels ready to go as you always want a clean side of the towel to wipe down the panel after you clay it. You will be able to tell when the panel you are working with is clean (it will glide like butter). You will be amazed at the amount of crap you will pull out of the paint and just how good you make your paint again. If you want to take things a step further, look into the Meguiar's DA correction kit.

Just checked Meguiar's site. When I said DA, what I mean is Dual Action. I see on the Meguiar's site they now have a "DA" system which means Drill Activated". I have an actual Dual Action polisher that I use with the Mequiar's DA microfiber correction system.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 05:07 PM   #5
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Just clayed the jeep today. Looks really good. Thanks guys!
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Unread 04-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #6
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Clayed my wife's 07 Overland about 2 years ago and it made a huge difference in how smooth the paint is. I have since done it again and I always follow up with a quality waxing after.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 07:12 PM   #7
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Just clayed the jeep today. Looks really good. Thanks guys!
after clay bar you want to use a quaility paint cleaner wax and the a sealer wax....
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Unread 04-19-2014, 09:52 PM   #8
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after clay bar you want to use a quaility paint cleaner wax and the a sealer wax....
yeah just waxed it right after. Used armor all wax. good stuff.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 10:23 PM   #9
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I always clay mine before I wax it. It really improves the quality of the paint, and also removes a lot of contaminates.

I recently purchased a dual action polisher and some Meguiar's polish. I'll be interested to see how it all turns out when I finally get time and nice weather to do it all properly.
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Unread 04-20-2014, 06:02 AM   #10
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yeah just waxed it right after. Used armor all wax. good stuff.
Armor all is ok.. good stuff is collinite or pinnacle products.
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